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Posted January 31, 2003
This is a good read ¿ hard-edged, funny, scary and philosophical, all wrapped up together. The human brain is like an unmapped territory; large sections have yet to be explored and understood. Buckner raises provocative questions about memory and perception ¿ while leading the reader for a thrilling chase across a dark future landscape. The characters are people I feel like I know. I definitely recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 17, 2003
Earth in 2125 has changed, but human needs and emotions stay the same. Jolie Blanche Sauvage makes a living taking wealthy Com managers on trips to the earth¿s unhealthy surface. But little does she know what she¿s in for when she meets Jin, perhaps the most spoiled member of the ruling Com class. Jin craves knowledge, and because she has introduced him to the scientist who alters his brain and puts his life at risk, Jolie is compelled to take the most dangerous trip of her life. The characters are compelling, and the action tense. I loved this book, and so did my husband. It¿s a fast thrilling read, and I highly recommend it.
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Posted December 9, 2008
cutting edge science fiction
In the year 2125 most of the Earth is uninhabitable except at the North and South Poles. Most of the human race lives in domed cities, underground, or under the sea. The land is buffeted by waves of heat, hurricane force winds, and radioactive air. The Coms rule the Northern areas while the masses are indentured servants. The South Pole area is the last bastion of human freedom. Jolie runs a tour service to the top of the planet and though she is a worker her clients are wealthy Coms. On one of her trips she meets Jin, the son of a Com, who is aware that the workers in the north are treated horribly. He volunteers for brain surgery in the hopes of finding a way to defeat his father but when Jolie thinks he¿s in danger she crosses the world and puts her own life in jeopardy to save him. She also becomes the rallying point for the insurrection of the masses against the Com. M.M. Buckner paints a picture bleaker than Zager and Evans of the earth in the not too distant future unless we clean up our environmental act. The heroine is a revolutionary in the purest sense of the term and the courage of her convictions may prove strong enough to change the geo-political structure of Earth. HYPERTHOUGHT is a cutting edge science fiction that will appeal to fans of plenty of action. Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.